BJM: Back For the First Time reveals a new and revamped sound for J.Mulla. For the first time, Mulla is giving the people what they need to hear, the real! The video takes place in Toronto, Canada, showing changing perspectives that captivate viewers to lines like “our story’s a bit similar, it just got different faces.”
A.R.: Portland artist Roby Bereket better known as ROBy drops off his latest full length project, Cartoon Summers. Born in South Central LA, the 23 year old Eritrean rap artist grew up in a neighborhood corrupted with violence and struggles. Seeking a better environment for their children's future, Bereket's parents packed up and moved to Seattle, Washington, before eventually landing in Portland, Oregon.
PMS: As the second music video to appear since 18 year old Kyle Bent's debut album release with Denver's homegrown Made in the Shade Records, "Myself" follows a clear trend in adding a visionary and perspective-changing view to his music.
DMV: The talented emcee Simplicity (@EmceeSimplicity) just dropped a dope new track on us, "Testimony". He is a lyricist with the ability to capture and maintain the listeners attention while simultaneously switching his style and delivery.
Greg: Los Angeles emcee Dumbfoundead partners with The Fader to debut his brand new gorilla style music video "Harambe." With hard-hitting production by Getter, Dumbfoundead delves into the fatal shooting of Harambe to address social injustice and the consequential widespread paranoia. "Harambe" will be included in Dumbfoundead's We Might Die mixtape due out later this year.
DM360: For the final single off his upcoming LP, The Tarmac, New York native Danny Matos turns the lens on himself and delivers an impassioned, fiery anthem for anyone trying to make it on their own. “Bring Me” captures the spirit of a young artist on the rise, and anyone who’s said “f*** it” and left everything behind.
Audio: Five Steez - "True School" (prod. Mordecai)
FS: Independent Hip Hop artist Five Steez has released True School, his fourth track this summer, from his new EP, HeatRockz. Over an eerie sample expertly chopped by producer Mordecai, he dances in between the upbeat drums, delivering multiple punches, and pledging allegiance to ‘true school rules’.
Greg: Today, Compton rapper The Game partners with Billboard to debut the sexy summer visual for his new radio hit "All Eyez." Director Benny Boom captures The Game as he hits the Malibu coastline for a romantic fun-filled afternoon before his lady gives him a special surprise at the end of the night.